So you’ve started to meditate. Good for you!
You want to realize the amazing, research-proven benefits. We all want more emotional stability, less stress and anxiety, and decreased reactivity.
I’m thrilled. The world needs more people who want to “become the change” like you!
Getting started can be the hardest part. So give yourself a pat on the back for diving in. It actually takes a lot of courage to sit in the raw reality of the present moment. It’s not easy, but so, so fruitful.
For me, meditation was the #1 most effective thing in reducing depressive mood swings and anxiety. Now, I very rarely get the deep lows that visited me regularly before. It’s like an amazing miracle drug with no side effects.
Now that you’ve started, how do you keep your practice going?
Boost your budding practice by avoiding the mistakes that nearly every beginning meditator makes:Leave a comment
How do you feel about your body? If you’ve heard that voice in your head that tells you that you aren’t thin enough, pretty enough… fill in the blank, then you are normal. And isn’t that sad that so many women and girls walk through life feeling not enough?
The guest on Yoga Stories Project today is out to change that. Melody Moore is a clinical therapist and the founder of the Embody Love Movement.Leave a comment
“Maggie honey, we need to brush your hair. And wouldn’t you like this shirt better?” Her answer, of course, is a resounding no. No pigtails or clips either, lady.
My urge for child-improvement comes out in other ways too. More critical ways.
And she always sees right through it for what it is. Criticism. Judgement. As coming from a place of fear and lack rather than love.
I’m measuring her up as not good enough, rather than accepting her for who she is.Leave a comment
I was so honored to have this conversation with Nikki Myers.
Through yoga, she overcame enormous suffering with addiction. Now she’s developed a nationwide network that helps others do the same. Nikki has been an addict, a yogi, a mother, a grandmother, an MBA graduate, and a healer… and she has gratitude for all of it.Leave a comment
Our kids drive us crazy.
Even for those of us who strive towards peaceful parenting get irritated and frustrated with our kids. They’re so immature! It’s as if it’s their job to push our buttons (it is).
The key to any kind of successful parenting is keeping our cool – self-regulation. We have to model the behavior that we want to see in our kids. This means that our adult-tantrums (aka. yelling fits) are not helping us folks.
In this generation we want our relationship with our kids to be one of the closest and most meaningful in our lives.
But how do we do this when they are driving us crazy?Leave a comment